A Surprise at Closing is not usually a good thing...

Real Estate Broker/Owner with HomeWay Realty PB00083374


I first met Brooke when we were in college together at the University of Arkansas. Although I had heard great stories about her then-boyfriend, I never had the chance to meet him due to the fact that he lived in a different city. Fast forward a few years. We are both graduated and working when I get a phone call from Brooke saying that she and her now-husband are ready to start their home search! 


Let me tell you, House hunting with these two was a blast! I talked them through the potential issues that Arkansas First Time Home Buyers face and how we could avoid them which lead to a smooth transaction. I provided the couple with some lender contacts that I knew were great with first-time buyers. Quickly, Brooke and Tyler were pre-approved and had narrowed down their home search to homes for sale in hot springs. It wasn't long before we found the perfect home and these newly-weds were under contract. 


Normally, it is always my goal for everything to go smoothly on closing day with no unplanned surprises but... I was overjoyed when Brooke and Tyler surprised me with the news that they are expecting and had received their baby's first pictures right before closing! What an exciting day for these dear friends and a perfect time to get a house! 



 The experience I had buying my first home right out of college was one of the factors that lead me to a career in real estate. As a buyer doing this for the first time, I had so many questions and to be honest not all of them were answered before I reached the closing table. Now, as your Central Arkansas Realtor, I am happy to have helped several first time home buyers and sellers through their transaction with ease and clarity.


If you are thinking about buying a home soon, start your search like Brooke and Tyler did, on NarkHomes.com. My website is packed with new information for buyers and sellers alike. 

Comments (3)

Leif Price
Chirpy Home - Portland, OR
Blogger at Chirpy Home

Well, at least, it's a good surprise. I agree that some surprises during closing ended up really bad.

Jun 24, 2019 06:44 PM
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

What a wonderful surprise. Congratulations to Brooke and Tyler are the house as well as the new arrival in nine months or less.

Jun 24, 2019 07:31 PM
Nicole Nark

Yes it is a wonderful time for the newlyweds! Thanks for checking out my post, Rebecca! 

Jun 27, 2019 06:16 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

What a fantastic surprise! This is certainly a wonderful time for Brooke and Tyler!

Jun 25, 2019 04:33 AM
Nicole Nark

Yes it is a wonderful time for the newlyweds! Thanks for checking out my post, Kat! 

Jun 27, 2019 06:16 AM
Kat Palmiotti

You're welcome!

Jun 27, 2019 07:37 AM